Sunday, October 14, 2012

Julep Maven - October Edition

Hello, ladies! I'm really excited because as of this post, I am completely caught up with all my beauty boxes. Before I get into this post I wanted to sadly say that my QVC Testtube was cancelled this month because it has HAZ MAT which cannot be shipped to Canada. I weep!  I love this box... I really hope this doesn't continue to be an issue.

Anyways..on to the October Julep Maven.  This month allowed you to pick your style as usual..or buy the whole lot just like last month for $50. I'm terrible..I got them all.  I briefly considered not getting it because of all the negativity towards there being shatter polishes.  I didn't even own me..but all the negativity made me think I didn't want them.  Let's just say..I'm *not* disappointed at all!  In fact, the pictures on their website didn't do justice to this months box.  The only thing I am bummed about is that I didn't manage to get the Sofia glow in the dark colour because it sold out the first day.  I usually wait until the last day to pick my box because I want to be I change my mind a few times!

This box also contained candy corn treats that got gobbled up really of my fave Halloween treats!

The product this month was Julep Quick Dry Polish Drops. Your supposed to apply 1-2 drops on each nail one minute after final polish application.  I'm not sure how I feel about this...but I will definitely do a review soon to see if this really is a miracle.  My concern was that your polish was going to get sealed in wet underneath which could potentially cause bacteria growth...but apparently it dries the polish from the outside in.  If I get gangrene... :P

On to the colours... the first one is pretty much a throwaway to me and doesn't make sense in this collection at all.. someone help me out here? LOL

This is Gwyneth: sheerest pink clear.

This is Lisa: a warm pebble grey creme.

This is Keira: a deep merlot creme.

This is Eloise: a smoky indigo blue creme.

This is Boris & Nicole: an autumn red-brown frost.

This is Caroline: a darkest burgundy shimmer.

This is Leslie: a black and silver specked shimmer.

This is Ursula: a blackest black creme crackle.

This is Hermione: a bright white creme crackle.

This is Glenda: a radiant silver metallic crackle.

This is Sabrina: a zesty orange shimmer crackle.

Finally, if that wasn't enough...everyone received two pots of nail glitter.  I received an iridescent white and a silver.  I know some girls received orange and black which would have also been fun..or maybe because us greedy girls bought the whole lot we should have received all the colours.. ;)

Here are all the colours.  I am super happy with this months box...much happier than with last months.  The only colours that I didn't like were Gwyneth.  The ones that I wouldn't purchase again would be Lisa because I have enough grey already.  Also Sabrina.  I didn't like the orange crackle..but I didn't give it a fair chance because I had Boris & Nicole underneath it which is already orange toned.

There you have it, ladies! What do you think??

Hope you had a relaxing Sunday! I got quite a few things done so I'm happy!

XO Beauties!


  1. Haha I thought about getting the whole set but I'm just not a fan of the crackle look. I would like to see a NOTD post when you try one of the crackles please :)


    1. I didn't think I was either..but I actually really liked it! :)

  2. I loved my box as well. It's funny that I had skipped it and got it by total surprise because of referrals and yet it could be my favourite box so far! I ended up loving the crackle and the candy probably helped with the initial YAY

    1. Wow, that was a great surprise. I love candy corn, too! I didn't think I would like the crackle but I was pleasantly surprised!

  3. Keira is beautiful! I can't wait to see what the shatter polishes look like. I ordered my Julep October box but then last min had to back out due to other things that required my money this time!

    1. Too bad you had to back out this month. Hope you can ge the next month. Keira is a beautiful colour..perfect for fall!

  4. oh now u can have pretty,glittery the color u came up with them :-) ?

    1. I didn't come up with the names, I stole the descriptions from the Julep site. :) Thanks for coming by!

  5. I actually wish I had added-on Gwyneth - I used to have this product that was for stronger nails and it would tint the nail light pink; it used to look so pretty! Caroline looks amazing too, another one I wish I got!

    1. Really? I would trade you if I hadn't tested it already! I'll get a review of it up for you and then maybe you could purchase it down the road! I'm wearing Caroline now... the BEST fall colour ever!

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    My dear you went all out with the polish this month! Which color (or colors) were your favorite?

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    1. They grey shimmer and the crackle top coat in black and white!